The VII Academy sponsors a series of lectures and book club meetings led by VII Photo Agency photographers and guests. They are designed as educational tools where photographers explore the field craft and technique of storytelling practice in various forms, such as personal projects, working on assignment for the media or NGO’s, and political coverage. The current series of online events are held live and can be attended for free–please click here to register for all of VII’s free content.
VII Interactive: Lecture. Editing a Documentary During the Pandemic —Working With an Editor via ZOOM
How do you edit a film in its critical final stages? Sara Terry and film editor Victoria Chalk break it...
Espen Rasmussen discusses his book Transit, a seven-year-long journey around the world, documenting the lives of refugees and displaced people.
The Aftermath Project Lecture Series: “Conversations with Grant Winners About Their Winning Work” with Nina Berman and Sara Terry
As the Aftermath Project opens the application cycle for its 2021 grant, VII Emeritus member Sara Terry hosts Nina Berman...
Finbarr O’Reilly and Aida Muluneh discuss the Nobel Peace Prize exhibit and the collaborative nature of curating the images.
Maggie Steber offers a picture of Haiti that includes a vibrant culture and a nation plagued by turmoil that is...
Seamus Murphy endeavors to capture the spirit of contemporary Ireland in his witty, closely observed book, “The Republic”.
Peter Tatchell is an experienced media figure who shares some of the lessons learned as a human rights activist.
”Idols+Believers” presents a fully rounded exploration of the nature of fame and fandom in the twenty-first century.
In this lecture, Mary Gelman explains the specifics of shooting social stories online through examples of her current work.
A glaciology in pictures, “When the Fires Burn: A Glacier Odyssey”, published in 2017, is the artist’s journey along humanity’s...
Ed Kashi maps out different scenarios that he’s experienced to stimulate ideas, visions, and questions.
This symposium brought together a range of women who are challenging the stereotypes of the visual representation of climate change.
Ashley Gilbertson and Ziyah Gafic guide you through Gilbertson’s searing account of the Iraq conflict, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”.
Tomas van Houtryve discusses his book, Lines and Lineage, where he takes aim at America’s collective amnesia of history.
Franco Pagetti takes us on a journey through his photography career, from fashion to war and back.
Guest expert Dr. Jenell Stewart, Infectious Diseases fellow at the University of Washington, joins photographer Nichole Sobecki on this discussion.
Christopher Morris discusses how political photography transformed his vision with examples from projects such as “My America” and “Americans”.
Ilvy guides us through the 12-year journey that became her Born Free–Mandela’s Generation of Hope, about SA’s post-apartheid generation.